This is a quote from the book "The ​Virtue Of Selfishness" by Ayn Rand
...ife. This is the psychological base of any emotion of sympathy and any feeling of ‘species solidarity.’ ” 4


4 Nathaniel Branden, “Benevolence versus Altruism,” The
Objectivist Newsletter, July 1962.


Since men are bom tabula rasa, both cognitively and morally, a rational man regards strangers as innocent until proved guilty, and grants
them that initial good will in the name of their human potential. After that, he judges them according to the moral character they have actualized. If he finds them guilty of major evils, his g...
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